Experiencing the Tantalizing Chicken Dum Biryani at Hyderabad
It was post lunch time when we left the Zoological park, and we were extremely hungry. Though, we did hog on some snacks at the cafeteria present in the vicinity of the zoo, we were craving for a delicious Hyderabadi meal.
So it was now time to try out some local and authentic taste of Hyderabadi cuisine. We told our driver to take us to some renowned hotel that serves quality food and he rightly took us there.
Giving into our cravings, we walked into the restaurant and were instantly welcomed by the aromatic goodness of rice and cooked meat. We occupied our table, and soon were welcomed by a staff person to serve us. We quickly ordered our food, not forgetting the famous chicken dum Biryani of Hyderabad.
The very famous ‘biryani’ was introduced from the royal kitchen of the Nizams, who were the rulers of Hyderabad, until India got Independence in 1947,and ruled for about two centuries. It is said that Nizams’ kitchen used to prepare and serve more than fifty varieties of biryanis. ‘Biryani’ is an amalgamation of Mughal and Telugu cuisine. Dum biryani is cooked by kaccha method in which, raw meat is cooked along with rice, over steam. This makes all the variety of flavors-that of meat and exotic spices to inculcate into the rice that provides the biryani its perfect flavor and aroma.
Our food was quickly spread in front of us, and we hogged on it, literally. Of all the dishes, we ravished the spicy chicken dum biryani. The spicy flavor of rice with chicken pieces was an awesome dish we had so far. Though we did try the dish at other places too, but the authenticity of Hyderabad was overpowering them all.
My wife had never tasted chicken biryani before, and this was the first time she tasted this dish. And she was so pleased with this mouth watering cuisine that we couldn’t resist on placing one more order of it.
With the awesome taste of the famous chicken dum biryani still lingering in our mouth, we moved out of the restaurant, making sure to visit there again before we leave Hyderabad.